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Rye Whiskey - Oliver Lewis, The First Rye'd

Rye Whiskey - Oliver Lewis, The First Rye'd

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Introducing 'The First Rye'd' - a limited edition, one-time release in partnership with Phoenix Rising Lex, celebrating Oliver Lewis's historic victory in the inaugural Kentucky Derby over 150 years ago! With only 180 bottles available, this exclusive release embodies the inaugural spirit of the Kentucky Derby, paying homage to Lewis's groundbreaking achievement and his pivotal role in shaping the history of horse racing.

  • Age 7 Years
  • Barrel 53 Gallon White American Oak, Char level 2
  • Mash Bill 95% Rye, 5% Barley Malt
  • Distilled Indiana, Aged and bottled in Kentucky
  • Proof 115 / 57.5% ABV
  • Yield 180 Bottles

Tasting Notes Bold rye spice and floral notes with hints of nutmeg, cinnamon, and mint.

Oliver Lewis won the inaugural Kentucky Derby on May 17, 1875. He set the record for the 1.5-mile race in 2 minutes and 37.75 seconds. In a field of 15 three-year-old horses, Lewis won by two lengths in front of a crowd of 10,000 spectators.

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